Accident analysis plays an important part in the strategy to reduce road accidents. To significantly reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on public roads, there is need to review the characteristics of motor vehicle accidents and identify the hidden patterns behind the accidents. Identifying traffic accident concentration area is important for road safety improvements. Determining the risk rate in road traffic and its spatial distribution may indicate the areas that are more at risk in traffic in proportion to others. Beside, such analysis can identify differences in the nature of the problem among spatial units on the territory of a country. An analysis of spatial traffic risk distribution among the municipalities on the territory of the Montenegro has been conducted. The results of the study indicate that there is a significant difference in the amount of traffic risk among the municipalities.
Author: Grdinic M.
According to WHO, more than 1.2 million people die in road traffic crashes every year and 50 million are injured or disabled.
Over the last decade nearly all EU countries record a decrease in number of traffic casualties. However, in the same period Montenegro’s figures generally point in opposite direction. The fatality rate on Montenegro’s roads, measured as deaths per capita, is 50% higher than that of EU average; however, car ownership in Montenegro is considerably lower than the EU average. Having traffic safety figures so bad, efforts have been made in recent years to address this issue.